SAE, Alpha Phi, Troy Boys & Girls Club to Host Farkouh Field Day

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Troy Boys and Girls Club, 1700 7th Avenue, Troy, New York
Description: Join Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Phi, and the Troy Boys and Girls Club for a free full day of play, featuring bounce houses, cotton candy, face painting, fun games, and plenty of free food!

Rensselaer Athletics Posts Weekly Review & Preview

Find out what's happening with your favorite teams, including men's and women's hockey, men's and women's soccer, field hockey, swimming and diving, football, and cross country.

TWed Talk: UbiKeyboard: Using sensors and muscle memory to eliminate physical keyboards

TWeD Talk, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7pm ET, Winslow Building on the RPI Campus. Please join us as Tetherless Ph.D. student Yu "Momo" Chen leads us in a discussion and (possible) LIVE DEMO of some extraordinarily cool work he has been involved with in advancing gestural input technology.

Troy Compost seeks Volunteers

Saturday, November 8, 2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Campus-wide
Description: Troy Compost has been organizing a number of big composting initiatives in Troy, such as the Farmer's Market foodscraps collection, a project that diverts food waste from landfills to get composted at local farms instead. Volunteering with us is a 2-hour, low-intensity, educational gig that does good work for a community organization, local farms, and the Troy waste stream. You don't have to be an expert on compost to help out. Contact Guy Schaffer at for more information.

Public Observing at the Hirsch Observatory

Saturday, November 8, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Hirsch Observatory, Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
Description: Public Observing presented and hosted by the Rensselaer Astrophysical Society. Come observe the stars, planets, galaxies, and other astronomical sights! Every Saturday night from 8-10pm at the Hirsch Observatory on top of the Johnson-Rowland Science Center (J-ROWL). Please enter through the south door of the building. Call (518) 276-6090 to check if people are up there. Parking available in the Academy Hall parking lot. Visit for more information.

Saturday Hours & Brainstormer Quiz at the Clubhouse Pub

Saturday, November 8, 2014 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Where: Rensselaer Pub
Description: The Clubhouse Pub is open on Saturdays from 4:00pm-midnight. Don't forget to join us at 9:30pm for the Brainstormer Pub Quiz! The Clubhouse Pub is located on the 3rd floor of the Rensselaer Student Union.

Expanded Piano: Stavros Gasparatos

Friday, November 7, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Concert Hall
Description: A concert that transforms the Concert Hall into an instrument by projecting a network of microphones and multichannel processing of sounds produced by a single acoustic piano.

Rensselaer Announces Major Gift from John E. Kelly III '78 and Wife to Support Data Visualization Lab at Fresh Water Institute

Rensselaer recently announced a major gift from Rensselaer trustee and alumnus John E. Kelly III, class of 1978, and his wife, Helen-Jo, of Poughquag, N.Y.  The leadership gift will create an endowed fund at Rensselaer to support ongoing research at the Helen-Jo and John E. Kelly III ’78 Data Visualization Laboratory, located at the Margaret A. and David M. Darrin ’40 Fresh Water Institute (DFWI) in Lake George.

Info Session on MTLE Special Topics Course: Learn, Design and Teach Nanotechnology

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: JEC 3232 The Design Lab
Description: Come join Professor Chaitanya Ullal and Elizabeth Herkenham, Director of SoE Education Outreach, for a 30-minute information session on MTLE 496#: Learn, Design and Teach Nanotechnology. Students participating in the course will achieve an understanding of nano-specific research, create an engaging Engineering Design Challenge, and present these nano-concepts as part of a service learning project. Please register by emailing,under subject line: LDT Nano Info Session - yes.

Jefferson Project at Lake George Reaches New Milestones and Celebrates Year of Collaboration, Scientific and Technological Advances

Bolton Landing, N.Y. – The Jefferson Project at Lake George today announced new milestones in the multimillion-dollar collaboration that seeks to understand and manage the complex factors impacting Lake George, a pristine natural ecosystem and cornerstone of New York’s tourism industry. Through their groundbreaking partnership, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM, and The FUND for Lake George have developed preliminary models of key natural processes within the watershed.